Author(s): Laurie Colwin
Guido and Vincent are childhood best friends--third cousins, really--living in Cambridge and dreaming about their futures. Guido plans to write poetry while Vincent feels confident he will win a Nobel prize for physics. When Guido spots Holly while exiting a museum, he can immediately sense that she will difficult, quirky, and hard to live with. He loves her on sight. Vincent, open-minded and cheerful, meets Misty at work. Though she is a bored and misanthropic brunette, he finds himself desperate to know her. Through courtship, jealousy, estrangement, and other perils, Happy All the Time follows four sane, intelligent, and good-intentioned people who manage to find love in spite of themselves.
Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels--"Happy All the Time"; "Family Happiness"; "Goodbye Without Leaving"; "A Big Storm Knocked It Over";""and "Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object"--three collections of short stories--"Passion and Affect"; "The Lone Pilgrim"; and "Another Marvelous Thing"--and two collections of essays, "Home Cooking "and "More Home Cooking." Colwin died in 1992.